Josh Gevertz

Arboretum Director

Josh Gevertz, Arboretum Director at Cypress Lawn, is a certified arborist with the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA). As a vocal advocate for the importance of the human connection to nature and the trees all around us, Josh showcases the remarkable living collection of Cypress Lawn Arboretum through the seasonal newsletter Branching Out.

A diverse educational background – including a Biological Sciences degree from UC Davis and a master’s degree from UC Berkeley’s College of Environmental Design – has informed a unique trajectory for Josh to embrace his love for trees in an ideal professional setting as the steward and speaker for the trees of Cypress Lawn Arboretum.

Josh manages care for nearly 3,000 trees representing over 100 species across 250 acres of Arboretum grounds, including original plantings dating back to Cypress Lawn’s founding in 1892, a living legacy 130 years in the making.